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Old 01-14-2022, 09:49 PM
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Default Strange registration certificate - maybe a mistake?

Good news is that my registration certificate has been issued! One step closer to flying. The strange bit is that unlike every other RV registration I've seen, where the manufacturer is the builder's name, mine appears to list the manufacturer as VANS AIRCRAFT INC. This doesn't seem correct. I know I filled out the paperwork exactly as the EAA registration kit specifies, and have the copies to prove it.

Any DAR care to comment? Should I expect to encounter problems down the line when applying for airworthiness and/or repairman's certificate? If so, has anyone had any experience with requesting a correction to the FAA's registration database?
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:00 PM
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Sounds like either a new employee or change in policy. You could call and question it or just accept it and make sure your Airworthiness Cert application and data plate match the registration.
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:12 PM
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Have you already chosen a DAR for your inspection??

If so, check with them.

Or, you could call Dilly 916-606-4160 and see what he has to say.
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Old 01-15-2022, 04:31 AM
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Thumbs up Get it fixed!

Vans didn’t build that plane. You did!

I recently had a client who used one of the “walk your papers thru Okc”
They made the same error.

Call Aircraft Registration in Okc and get it fixed .All AWC entries are based on an accurate record.
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Old 01-15-2022, 04:51 AM
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The strange bit is that unlike every other RV registration I've seen, where the manufacturer is the builder's name, mine appears to list the manufacturer as VANS AIRCRAFT INC.
What do you mean by “appears to list the manufacturer. . . ”?
Maybe post an image of what you received.
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Old 01-15-2022, 06:20 AM
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Yes! Your registration is in error. As said before, call Oklahoma City and get it corrected. All certification information is based on the registration. It MUST be correct.
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:18 AM
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What do you mean by “appears to list the manufacturer. . . ”?
Maybe post an image of what you received.
Based on an online query only. They cashed my check so I went online to verify. Based on the replies here I’m going to wait to get the paper certificate in hand then decide what to do from there.
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:37 AM
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Based on an online query only. They cashed my check so I went online to verify. Based on the replies here I’m going to wait to get the paper certificate in hand then decide what to do from there.
Waiting on the paper certificate will only delay further. The paper certificate will match the online information.
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:43 AM
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Out of curiosity, I just looked at my registration on FAA.gov.

It show my name as the manufacturer at the top of the page, and at the bottom of the page lists "kit manufacturer" as Van's...that would make sense.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:10 AM
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The only time the registration would show Van's as the aircraft manufacturer would be for an RV-12 ELSA kit. Any other RV, including an RV-12 that's built as an amateur-built aircraft, would show the person's name as the "manufacturer" of the aircraft.

So assuming that your aircraft is anything other than an RV-12 ELSA kit, somebody screwed up somewhere along the line. Now is the time to make it right, before the airworthiness inspection comes around.
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